2007 Land Rover LR3

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Land Rover LR3. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Offroad capability
  • Terrain Response technology
  • Land Rover heritage
  • Refined V-8 powertrain
  • Seat comfort and support

The Bad

  • Complex, hard-to-identify controls
  • Third-row seat difficult to reach for folding
  • V-8 fuel economy
  • Difficult access to front of cargo area

Notable Features of the 2007 Land Rover LR3

  • 216-hp V-6 or 300-hp V-8
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Permanent 4WD
  • Five- or seven-passenger capacity

2007 Land Rover LR3 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Built on an all-new platform, Land Rover's LR3 replaced the Discovery for 2005. Seating up to seven occupants, the LR3 can be equipped with a Jaguar-derived 300-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-8 that's been altered to handle severe offroad conditions. Terrain Response technology has five terrain settings for on-road to extreme offroad conditions.

Two trim levels are available: SE and step-up HSE. Third-row seating is now standard in the HSE model, which includes a 550-watt Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system with 14 speakers.

For 2007, leather trim, a power sunroof and a 240-watt Harman Kardon nine-speaker sound system come standard. All V-8 models are now equipped with three-row, seven-passenger seating, and the V-6 SE's aluminum alloy wheels have a new design this model year. The driver's seat now comes with a power lumbar adjuster, and the front passenger seat comes with a one-touch power window. The turn-signal switch has a new three-flash position to facilitate easy lane changes, and a clock has been added to the driver's instrument panel.


Exterior
The upright, angular LR3 has rectangular rear quarter windows and uses a monocoque structure. Short overhangs and a large greenhouse are familiar touches, along with a front fascia and a split tailgate that echo the company's flagship Range Rover's features. A power sunroof and separate rear glass roof panels are installed. Optional adaptive headlights turn to illuminate road curves, and a ...
Vehicle Overview
Built on an all-new platform, Land Rover's LR3 replaced the Discovery for 2005. Seating up to seven occupants, the LR3 can be equipped with a Jaguar-derived 300-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-8 that's been altered to handle severe offroad conditions. Terrain Response technology has five terrain settings for on-road to extreme offroad conditions.

Two trim levels are available: SE and step-up HSE. Third-row seating is now standard in the HSE model, which includes a 550-watt Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system with 14 speakers.

For 2007, leather trim, a power sunroof and a 240-watt Harman Kardon nine-speaker sound system come standard. All V-8 models are now equipped with three-row, seven-passenger seating, and the V-6 SE's aluminum alloy wheels have a new design this model year. The driver's seat now comes with a power lumbar adjuster, and the front passenger seat comes with a one-touch power window. The turn-signal switch has a new three-flash position to facilitate easy lane changes, and a clock has been added to the driver's instrument panel.


Exterior
The upright, angular LR3 has rectangular rear quarter windows and uses a monocoque structure. Short overhangs and a large greenhouse are familiar touches, along with a front fascia and a split tailgate that echo the company's flagship Range Rover's features. A power sunroof and separate rear glass roof panels are installed. Optional adaptive headlights turn to illuminate road curves, and a low access setting permits easier entry and exit.

Interior
Seating for five occupants is standard, but the HSE can seat up to seven. Rear occupants enjoy stadium-style seating. The second- and third-row seats fold flat. A DVD-based navigation system with offroad capability is available.

A rotary switch selects from five Terrain Response settings. One is for normal driving, a second is for slippery conditions, and the remaining three are offroad settings for mud, sand and rock crawling.


Under the Hood
Enlarged from a Jaguar engine, the 4.4-liter V-8 develops 300 hp and drives a six-speed automatic transmission. Permanent four-wheel drive is standard. The available 4.0-liter V-6 develops 216 hp. A height-adjustable air-spring suspension is standard.

Safety
Antilock brakes and an electronic parking brake are installed. Side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for the first and second rows are standard. Separate side curtains are included to protect third-row occupants.

Driving Impressions
It takes a while to get accustomed to its controls and idiosyncrasies, but the LR3 is an excellent touring machine that's well ahead of its Discovery predecessor. In addition to an impressive selection of offroad features, this squared-off SUV boasts a beautifully refined powertrain that shifts gears smoothly and has no shortage of V-8 power.

The seats are comfortable and supportive despite firm cushioning. Many of the bewildering controls may seldom be used, but the suspension's access setting helps ease entry and exit. The taut suspension yields a firm ride; it's pleasant on the highway and acceptable on urban pavement. Parking the LR3 could be easier, but this SUV maneuvers adeptly with satisfying steering feel. Little correction is needed to stay on course, but the LR3 does demand close attention.



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great all around vehicle

by hflax on August 24, 2017

This is a beautiful safe car that can hold 7 people and has lots of trunk space. It rides well and is comfortable. It has good power in the low RPM's so it can get off the line relatively fast. Read full review

(5.0)

Love this truck

by Storm Troopin from Chicago, IL on July 25, 2012

First thing I did when I picked up my 07 with 55k on it was change the AWFUL goodyear tires and replaced them with some General Grabber AT2's. I would reccomend that everyone get rid of those total ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Land Rover LR3 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The LR3 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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